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The papers of LeRoy Neiman measure approximately 69.9 linear feet and date from 1938 to 2005. The collection includes biographical materials, correspondence, project files, printed material and artifacts documenting the career of the American painter LeRoy Neiman.
Biographical material pertains to the artist's family, military service, education and teaching experience and representing galleries and publishers and includes artist biographies, awards, distinctions, and membership information.
Correspondence includes personal and business correspondence as well as collections of cards and literature on other artists, Neiman's notes and jottings, art work by children, and office records.
Project files document specific projects or art events in which Neiman was involved, including commissions, promotions, collaborations, serigraph printings, and publications.
Printed material includes newspapers, magazines, catalogs, fliers, invitations, brochures, press releases, film scripts and small posters.
Artifacts include three-dimensional items, clothing, souvenirs and LeRoy Neiman paraphernalia.
LeRoy Neiman papers, 1938-2005. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
LeRoy Neiman (1921-2012) was a painter and printmaker from New York, N.Y. Neiman was best known for sports paintings and worked with a variety of clients including several Olympiads, sports stars, Playboy Magazine, and numerous musicians.
Donated 2005 by LeRoy Neiman.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001